57K MILES THE CAR IS LOSING COOLANT AND THE HEATING DOES NOT WORK

2004 MG ZR

Tiny

shandl

April, 28, 2012 AT 3:54 PM

Cant see how can be head gasket when has only been done end of 2011 car has full serivce history purchased it in novem 2011. Temp gauge running normally

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5 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 28, 2012 AT 3:56 PM

Is it leaking water or oil from the gasket?

Roy

Tiny

shandl

April, 28, 2012 AT 4:04 PM

There was a small drip of pink coolant dripping under where the pump is according to mechanic. But I have looked twice over the last two days and it is now not there. Am I correct in sayng if the garage does a block test this will show if it is def the head gasket without taking the car apart.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 28, 2012 AT 4:13 PM

I do not believe in the block test. I have been burned by it a few times.

I do a actual leak down test to verify the head gasket. It is much more accurate.

Roy

Tiny

shandl

April, 28, 2012 AT 4:22 PM

So how do you do a leak down test. What is it I need to say they have done a compression test.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 28, 2012 AT 4:27 PM

Runs about 79 dollars. Compression test does not check for cylinder leakage.

Roy

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